Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
issue, and speaker boehner too, with allowing higher rates and some other changes to limit some reductions, to bring in more revenue. they thought, okay, that piece is complete. well, now democrats are looking at putting a budget together that they haven't formally done, but said revenue will be in it. so that will be a huge fight. i think one of the hard parts tc and we struggle with it as journalists, the ideas are complex. the fact that it leads us into the future, it's so hard for any of us to see that crystal ball and know. so the deadlines have become the way they operate. needing short-term, immediate deadlines to force people to act. and that is exhausting for the public as well as the hill and it's not always that effective. >> and it will continue. and we have a lot more to come with our power panel. but we want to go to trivia time. who is the only treasury secretary to serve under three presidents? the answer -- andrew mellon. he was appointed by warren g. harding in 1921 and suddened to serve under calvin coolidge and herbert hoover. a lot of folks would say he was
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am EST
, that that's what they're looking for. 75 votes, about half the republican -- then that forces boehner's hand to go even if he doesn't have a majority of the majority, right? >> but i think boehner wants to see immigration. i think boehner has had this on his radar for a long time. >> but they'll be with boehner. >> this could be a winning message for republicans. rubio moving out in a bipartisan way yesterday allows him smartly to be positioned, is not in a position of blocking immigration reform. so i'm optimistic. >> am i being too naive? could the right still kill this? >> i think speaker boehner has already proven that he's willing to bring a bill to the floor with hurricane sandy and i think he does want to get it done. >> shameless plugs? phil? >> shameless plug for my friend, jenny horn who was elected chairman of the gop this weekend. she's a terrific person. for all of you people running for president in 2013, get to know here! >> there it is, on the rolodex. mr. gonzalez? >> plug one of my own stories. today at rollcall.com, kelly ward, 32, mother of 15mond running a very impo
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am EST
sure how speaker boehner proceeds, does he violate the so-called hastert rule again? by the way, as for what the president does tomorrow, don't expect specific legislation. there was some talk that they might do that. i'm told that the congressional hispanic caucus suggested to the white house that that was not necessary, that they would like to see the senate see how this group of eight works before the white house gets in with details on their own legislation. we'll see what happens tomorrow. moving on, it was a case where the picture meant a lot more than the words themselves. sunday on "60 minutes eye," two former rivals sat down for an interview which would have been improbable eight years ago and talked about their relationship today. >> i consider hillary a close friend. >> very warm, close. i think there's a sense of understanding that sometimes doesn't even take words. >> friendships involve a sense of trust and being in the foxhole together and that emerged during the course of months when we were making some very tough decisions. >> the interview was indeed the president'
Jan 24, 2013 9:00am EST
ceiling deal in motion, speaker boehner and paul ryan talk tough on the party's path forward. this morning, we'll talk to another top house republican, georgia's tom price, about the challenges ahead. >>> and the 2012 campaign saw ron paul's supporters get inside the nominating system to buck the establishment. now party leaders might face a fight on new rules put in place at the convention, to shore up the establishment and prevent the next insurgent, rand paul, say, in 2016? good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 24th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. apologies for the gravelly voice. i have beyonce's lip syncer standing by, shall i need her. anyway, let's get right to my first reads of the morning. secretary of state hillary clinton will be back on the hill today for what is likely to be her last appearance before congress as america's top diplomat. she'll introduce her likely successor, senator john kerry, whose confirmation begins just about an hour from now. three weeks after her release from a new york hospital after a concussion and a blood clot, cli